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State of MI issues letter in response to Flint's Notice of Intention to File Claim

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The State of Michigan has issued a response in regards to what it says is the City of Flint’s notice of intention to sue the state.

This as Flint Mayor Karen Weaver maintains that the “Notice of Intention to File Claim” is not a signal that a suit would be filed.

In the letter the State of Michigan acknowledges receipt of the Notice, but formally requests that the City of Flint withdraw it; claiming the notice is factually and legally unsupported and creates an unnecessary conflict between the state and city.

The letter from the State of Michigan contends that the Notice is not legally valid, because, under state law, the notice would have to be given within 6 months of the event. The state gives the date of April 2014 as the event occurrence.

The letter goes on to list the money and support being sent to help with the Flint water crisis, while saying that the Notice is in contrast to the cooperative efforts.

Mayor Weaver previously said “As Mayor of Flint, I have every intention of continuing my efforts to work with Governor Rick Snyder and other state officials to seek resolution in all aspects of the Flint water crisis. I have no intention at this point of having the City of Flint sue the state. However, the City of Flint would have forfeited its right to file a lawsuit in the future if I had not filed an official “Notice of Intention to File a Claim” by the March 25 deadline. As the elected leader of Flint, I needed to preserve the city's right to pursue a legal remedy if it is determined a lawsuit is necessary in the future.”

See the state's letter below: 

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